Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Al McCone: The good thing about the new legislations is that it has raised everyone's awareness and we have been able to ...

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Surge in orders for calf pens

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L-R: A bobby calf stands in a paddock on Hazelhurst Line near Whakarongo.

Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.

Rampant rates anger farmers

There was a 77 per cent rates hike across local government  from 2016-2016, according to Federated Farmers.

The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.

Farmer's grass bonanza dream

Banks Peninsula farmer Tim Wilson loves his approach to farming.

Tim Wilson loves holistic farming - and it's helping keep his wallet full, too.

Wasps to fight stink bug

The brown marmorated stink bug has the potential to cause huge damage to NZ horticulture.

A parasitic wasp may be unleashed to stop a potentially devastating insect.

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opinion

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Worksafe programme manager agriculture Al McCone.

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Rampant rates anger farmers

The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.

Customer not always getting rights

Farming tune up not just about tractor

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Surge in orders for calf pens

31012012 NEWS. ROBERT KITCHIN/FAIRFAX NZ 
L-R: A bobby calf stands in a paddock on Hazelhurst Line near Whakarongo.

Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.

Crying over lousy milk season

It's crunch time for Westland Milk as it tries to restore financial fortunes with a sweeping restructure.

There was a 77 per cent rates hike across local government  from 2016-2016, according to Federated Farmers.

Rampant rates anger farmers

The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.

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Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Worksafe programme manager agriculture Al McCone.

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Total fire ban in Canterbury

The National Rural Fire Authority has issued a total fire ban for Canterbury.

Horizon's regional councillors in the environment committee, visit Feilding waste water plant. Hamish Waugh explains how ...

Feilding's town effluent goes on farms

New irrigators to spread town effluent on farmland to meet resource consent.

aquaculture

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

Paua ban extended

Emergency closure of Kaikoura's paua fishery pushed out by nine months to help quake-battered stocks.

Retired biologist John Leader talks to a MPI staff member at a drop-in session in Waikawa to tell the public about their ...

MPI roadshow fails to hook crowds

Marlborough Sounds residents to provide their own impact assessment of relocating salmon farms.

beef

Calves shot dead on farm

Glenbeigh Farm owner Phillip Pratt says he has never had four calves die in such suspicious circumstances and is ...

Farmer "sickened" to find four dead calves with suspected gunshot wounds.

Farmer's grass bonanza dream

Tim Wilson loves holistic farming - and it's helping keep his wallet full, too.

Perendale ewes for body conditioning at Broadlands Station in Manawatu.

Body condition scoring ewes a money maker

More farmers are body condition scoring ewes, as they see there is money to be made.

Sheep

Body condition scoring ewes a money maker

Perendale ewes for body conditioning at Broadlands Station in Manawatu.

More farmers are body condition scoring ewes, as they see there is money to be made.

Milking sheep up for auction video

Dairy sheep will be up for auction in Carterton next month, in a Kiwi first.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is seeking permission to release a variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease on behalf of the ...

Hopes high for rabbit virus

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is seeking permission to release a strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease.

cropping

Carrfields link for no till drill

(from left) Dr John Baker, CEO/Chairman of Baker No-Tillage, Bill Ritchie, General Manager, Baker No-Tillage, Guy ...

The Feilding developers of a cross slot drill have teamed up with Carrfields.

These guys know their onions

A Marlborough onion grower's decision to use people, not machines, to harvest this year's crop is paying off.

Robinson sprays fire retardant on the hill above Kennedy's Bush during his efforts to help fight the Port Hills fire.

Pilot rises to challenge

Top-dressing pilot says fighting Port Hills fires "not that different to everyday work".

agribusiness

Piggery burns to the ground video

The blaze caused alarm among some unaware locals.

5:31 PM  Pig pen that starred in Mike King's animal welfare expose has gone up in flames, alarming neighbours.

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is seeking permission to release a variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease on behalf of the ...

Hopes high for rabbit virus

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is seeking permission to release a strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease.

Discovery

Sharing the excitement of science

AgResearch scientist Louise Hennessy

A young scientist delights in passing on her passion for science to schoolchildren.

All aboard regulation train

Rob Mitchell talks to a straight-shooting scientist who realises that progress doesn't come without a certain amount of unhappiness.

Irina Boiarkina, of the University of Auckland, rock-climbing during a visit to Squamish, Canada.

Treasure in a mountain of data

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist who loves solving mathematical problems.

rural women

High country farmers 'pushed back to the hills'

Around 170 people attended the field day at Simon and Lynda Harvey's property Glen Orkney, Awatere Valley.

The Marlborough region had lost 25,000ha of flat pastoral land in the past three decades due to land use changes as the traditional sheep farmer had been "pushed back to the hills".

Two women in young farmer final

Ellish Norrie and Megan Hands will be up against the men in the Tasman regional final of the Young Farmer of the Year.

A paddock full of scotch thistle at Kaihoka in Golden Bay.

Silent killers find new home

OPINION: No more blisters or chemicals, just a silent killer.

Video

Piggery burns to the ground

Pig pen that starred in Mike King's animal welfare expose has gone up in flames, alarming neighbours.

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